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Horseshoe crab

Limulus polyphemus

Description:

Horse crabs mating on the Delaware Bay. They come to the shore to mate and lay their eggs on the high tides and full moon of May and June.

Habitat:

Delaware bay

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5 Comments

PajaroSpeed
PajaroSpeed 5 years ago

very strange, i like it very much, it seems indestructible!

EmChard
EmChard 8 years ago

I will make sure to take many more pics and share more info next year when they come in again! I LOVE these little guys!!!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Yes, thanks for noting the location. The details you just added made the spotting that much more interesting. Thank you.

EmChard
EmChard 8 years ago

This was taken on the Delaware Bay. I did tag the location. They come in to mate during the high tide and full moons of May and June. The picture shows several males surrounding a much larger female crab.

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Interesting spotting; could you say something about how and where you saw them, please?

EmChard
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EmChard

New Jersey, USA

Spotted on May 13, 2013
Submitted on Aug 11, 2013

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